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WTVA Sunday night sportscast

June 17, 2018

Posted: Sun Jun 17 20:57:05 PDT 2018
Updated: Sun Jun 17 20:57:06 PDT 2018

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follow thelinks... belmont's luke alexander cemented his place in msu lore with saturday's game winning hit against washington... as wtva sports director jim holder reports, it's on to north carolina.. jim holder/omaha, ne: "it was another exciting win for msu saturday night, but the diamond dogs now have to put it behind them, because they've got another game ahead of them monday. msu takes on north carolina in a winner's bracket game. the bulldogs were back at practice sunday morning. they worked out for about an hour at creighton university, which is just a couple of miles from td ameritrade park. head coach gary henderson had already announced that konnor pilkington will start monday's game. the diamond dogs got a stellar outing from ethan small and the bullpen in the win over washington. pilkington hopes to take the momentum from small's start into the next game." konnor pilkington/msu pitcher: "oh, 100 percent, me and ethan work hand in hand, me and him talk about different strategies and stuff, we use the same eyes when we go on the mound, you know, me and him kind of base each other's performance off each other's." rowdey jordan/msu left fielder: "we play more relaxed, we know we're gonna get a good outing out of konnor, we're gonna hit well, we're gonna play well, we play more relaxed, not stiff." gary henderson/msu head coach: "i think our team's pretty confident regardless of ethan or konnor or j.b., but certainly after winning a game, i think there's a chance you're a little more confident, or you feel confident in that environment or that stage, it's a big stage, but our kids will play confident now." jim holder/omaha, ne: "msu and north carolina are scheduled for six p.m. on monday. the winner will need just one more win to advance to the championship series. reporting in omaha, jim holder, wtva 9 sports." thanks jim... some scores from today. arkansas downed texas, 11-5 florida and texas tech are tied at 1 in the 5th innning. let's go to the big leagues... giants at dodgers. former diamond dawg chris stratton pitched beautifully against la... the tupelo native allowed just one un-earned run in 6 innings of work... that run came on this nick hundley throwing error. stratton improves to 8-4 on the season as san fran beat the dodgers 4-1.. on to the final round of the us open... dustin johnson's third round 77 opened the door back to the field... dj's putter let him down again on sunday... johnson misses a short par putt on 7.... dj shoots even par and finished in 3rd place at plus three... englands tommy fleetwood flirted with history... fleetwood misses a putt on 18 that would have given him a us open record score of 62... fleetwood's 63 vaulted him into a 2nd place finish at 2 over par.... defending champion brooks koepka began the day tied for the lead... koepka seals the deal with this beautiful approach shot into the 16th hole... koepka wins the us open with a score of one over par and is the first player to repeat as champion since curtis strange in 1989...
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